I is for Inventions

a-to-z-letters-iThis is my ninth post for the April A-Z Challenge. Today’s topic is inventions in the family tree. There are 5 people in the tree with patents for their inventions. Thomas P. Averette, Beauford Averette and M. Bennette Shaffer are in Hugh Reed Averette’s line. Blair Hugh Evans is in my Albert Cleage/Pearl Reed line. C. Eric Fonsville married into the Sarah Busby line.  There is one patent for each below.  They are arranged from newest to oldest.  Some do have more than one.

M. Bennette Shaffer. March 11, 2003. Mobil Security System with cellular Transcewer Position.

M. Bennette Shaffer. March 11, 2003. Mobil Security System with cellular Transceiver Position.

Click for more information about M. Bennette Shaffer’s Patent.

C. Eric Fonville. July 15, 2003.  Engine Cover Balanced Isolated Support and  Seal.

C. Eric Fonville. July 15, 2003. Engine Cover Balanced Isolated Support and Seal.

Click for more information about this and other of C. Eric Fonville’s patents.

Blair Hugh Evans February 21, 1989. Computer Touch Screen.

Blair Hugh Evans February 21, 1989. Computer Touch Screen

Click for more information about Blair Hugh Evans patent.

Thomas Perry Averette. 1979. Lifts for Pedals of Musical Instruments.

Thomas Perry Averette. 1979. Lifts for Pedals of Musical Instruments.

Click for more information about Thomas Perry Averette’s patents.  Read more about Thomas and his other inventions here.

Beauford Averette. July 22, 1975. Selecting Device.

Beauford Averette. July 22, 1975. Selecting Device.

Click for more information about Beauford Averette patent.

 

 

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11 Responses to I is for Inventions

  1. Josna Rege says:

    Wow–you have an amazing family! Did you do all this research yourself?

  2. Just keeps getting better :) x

  3. Kristin, that is fascinating! I was actually taken aback by the 1989 patent which references a touch-screen device. Touch-screen computers and phones haven’t been on the mass market all that long – certainly not more than a decade. Very cool.
    I enjoy tracing my genealogy, and never thought to check if any of my ancestors invented and patented anything. :-)

    • And now I just learned something new. Touch-screen technology has been in some form of use since at least the late 1960s. That blew me away. Now I know. :-)

      • Kristin says:

        That is the only one I knew about originally. I discovered the other’s after I googled Thomas P. Averette to see what I could find out about him and found he had several patents. After that I started googling patents for every likely person.

  4. Sheryl says:

    Cool. . . I barely understood a word of the patents and am pretty clueless about what most of these inventions are, but I’m impressed. :)

  5. Sharon says:

    You have a very interesting family. Artistic, Creative, Intelligent and Inventive. I wonder what is next?

  6. I confess I’ve never looked for any of mine in patents….I wonder if i’m suffering from a lack of faith ;-)

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